June 19, 2018

James Kovalcin, author of Honors Physics, Volumes 1 & 2, has been teaching all levels of high school physics for over 33 years. He graduated with a B.S. in Physics from the University of Pittsburgh in 1971 and completed his MAT in December 1972. After a brief sojourn into research, he moved into the public school classroom and has been there ever since. For the past 15 years he has been teaching a combination of Lab Physics and AP Physics C Mechanics and Electricity and Magnetism. During the 2002-2003 school year, 29 of his students took the physics C exam with 25 receiving 5’s and the remainder receiving 4’s. Over the last decade he has had four students become member of the US Physics Team. In the international competition, one student received a Bronze medal and another received a silver medal. The silver medalist also came in 2nd in the experimental section of the international competition.